A Shift to Infolocate

We are changing the resources available to search our collections. We have offered Infolocate as a search option for a number of years. As of today, it is becoming our single search tool.

If you have been searching on Advocat, the Great Library’s catalogue, you will find the same collection information on Infolocate. In fact, if you have been searching from our web site under Everything, you have already been using Infolocate.

Advocat will continue to be where we store information about our collection, and the collections of law association libraries around Ontario. This information will always be available through Infolocate. But Advocat is an application that we cannot make compliant with the Law Society’s obligations under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

You’ll find lots of help if you need it. Our Reference Librarians have been posting tips about how to use it over the years:

And you can always email them refstaff@lso.ca if you have questions or need research assistance.

We hope this gives you an opportunity to discover the other content the Great Library collects. You’ll find your Infolocate searches can – if you want – uncover Law Society CPD in PDF and other online resources that you can access from your office. If you only want to know what your nearest law library has, you can still filter by a location.

Author: David Whelan

I improve information access. I have managed small and large information, library, and technology teams delivering information to professionals. My interests have frequently led me to consult with businesses, law libraries, and other organizations on their technology and information issues. I've been a library director in Ohio and Ontario, as well as directing the American Bar Association's Legal Technology Resource Center in Illinois. I write frequently on information, technology, and law library topics and have published two books with Thomson Reuters Carswell: Finding and Managing Legal Information on the Internet and Practice Law in the Cloud.